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mitt versus newt. romney and gingrich go head to head during a no-holds barred florida debate. the speaker was given an opportunity to be the leader of our party in 1994, and at the end of four years he mad to resign in disgrass. tornado terror. two deadly twisters ripped through the heart of alabama, destroying more than 200 homes. and finishing the job, congresswoman gabrielle gifford completes the meeting she started more than a year ago that turned into a deadly shooting spree. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. the battle for presidential nomination has changed now just one week before the florida primary. a new mitt romney has emerged, ready to attack the surging newt gingrich in heated and personal terms. that was made clear during last night's debate, but today romney's tax returns are likely to take center stage. susan mcginnis is in washington with that. good morning, susan. >> good morning. there were very heated moments last night in this debate. romney, more aggressive than you have ever seen him before. you could really feel the stakes are getting higher ahead of the florida primary. after the debate, romney releases some about his income and taxes. >> he made more than $40 million in the past two years.
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in 2010, 40% went to pay taxes, a rate lower than what most pay because most of his money comes from investments. his returns show he also gave $3 million to charity, including $1.5 million to the mormon church. romney decided to release his tax returns after coming under fire from his republican rivals, but he tried to make last night's debate more about the finances of his opponent newt gingrich and his work with housing lender freddie mac. >> freddie mac was paying speaker gingrich $1.6 million at the same time freddie mac was costing the people of florida millions and millions of dollars. >> he accused him of peddling influence. a charge the speaker denies. >> it's not correct, mitt. you've been walking around the state saying things that are untrue. >> the florida primary is just seven days away and much of the focus is on mitt romney and newt gingrich. rick santorum is trying to paint
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himself as the true conservative in this race. >> my question to governor romney and to speaker gingrich, if you believe in capitalism that much, then why did you support the bailout of wall street. >> ron paul brushed off accusations that he's not electable. >> what about if you compare my name to obama? >> i do quite well if not better than the rest. >> the four candidates meet again for another debate on thursday night. and romney will reveal more of his tax information today, and all of this ahead of the president's state of the union speech tonight, which is considered a major, major campaign event, betty. this speech can get 40 to 50 million viewers, far more than any of these debates. >> i tell you what, we'll both be watching. all right. thank you, susan. >> thanks. well, no matter who the republicans nominate, the key issue of the campaign will be the economy, and that's the heart of president obama's state of the union address tonight. the president outlined his themes during a speech in kansas last month. >> the president will build off the themes of that kansas speech in the state of the union by
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laying out a blueprint for an america built to last. the blueprint will be supported by four pillars, american manufacturing, american energy, skills for american workers, and american values. >> speaker boehner says it sounds like it will be a rehash of unhelpful policies and went on to call it, quote, pathetic. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the president's address and the republican response. that happens tonight, 9:00 eastern. a former cia officer has been arrested on charges that he leaked classified information, including the name of an undercover operative. john kiriakou was released on $250,000 bail yesterday. his lawyer says he'll plead not guilty. prosecutors say he told three journalists the role of a cia officer in the capture of a top al qaeda leader. he also allegedly revealed the name of a covert operative. former penn state football coach joe paterno will be buried tomorrow. fans have been paying their
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respects for paterno on the penn state campus. paterno died sunday from complications of lung cancer. >> like everybody's been saying, he was so much more than just a coach. he was a good guy, and i think, you know, he tried to get that goodness to rub off on all of his players. >> paterno was the head coach at penn state for 46 years. he was fired in november amid a child sex abuse scandal. public viewings are scheduled for today and tomorrow. a memorial service on campus is planned for thursday. on the "cbs moneywatch," mortgage lenders agree to one of the biggest settlements in history, and economic leader s will get the cold shoulder from protesters in davos. ashley morrison is here with that and so much more. good morning, ashley. and good morning to you, betty. in overseas trading, another flat day in asia. tokyo's nikkei rose to a quarter percent while hong kong's hang seng remains closed for the lunar new year.
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on wall street investors find out apple's first quarter earnings today. it will be their first report since selling the iphone 4s. on monday the dow's four-day winning streak came to an end. it lost 11 points while the nasdaq lost just 2 points. iran is once again threatening to shut down the strait of hormuz, a move that is sending oil prices higher. iran renewed its vow to block oil shipments after european union leaders approved a new round of sanctions. the eu is punishing iran for its newly deming nuclear program. it's closing at nearly $100 a barrel. the five largest mortgage holders in the u.s. are changing the way they're handling foreclosure filings. they will agree to pay $25 billion. that money would be used to lower the principle for about a million troubled homeowners. the banks agreed to the deal after many employees admitted to signing foreclosure documents without reading them. this week some of the world's most influential
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financial leaders will meet at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, but this year the occupy movement will try to have its voice heard at the exclusive summit. protesters have set up an igloo camp in the ski resort town. it begins with a keynote address by germany's angela merkel. a lawsuit with garth brooks against a hospital goes to court today. the country music star claims the hospital agreed to name a cancer center after his mother in exchange for a $500,000 donation. brooks donated the money but the center was never built. the hospital claims he never specified what he wanted in exchange for the money. and starbucks will begin selling beer and wine at more of its locations. they plan to add alcohol sales to as many as 25 select shops by the end of the year. now you can get it all there, a little coffee, beer, wine. >> do they come in three different sizes like the coffee does? >> you know, it's probably as big a beer as you want, betty.
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>> i kind of doubt ichlt might be problematic if they do. well, coming up on the "morning news," the largest solar flare in years could cause havoc right here on earth, and it's going to happen today. plus, alabama recounts their terrifying night riding out a deadly tornado. first, though, scott kelly has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news," >> as president obama prepares to address the nation, we're finding out how struggling middle class residents of one small american town see the real state of the union. that's tonight on the "cbs evening news." the progress. we're paying for all spill related clean-up costs. bp findings supports independent scientists studying the gulf's environment. thousands of environmental samples have been tested and all beaches and waters are open. and the tourists are back. i was born here,
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gps systems, cause blackouts, and destroy sensitive satellite equipment. nasa says the six astronauts on the international space station do not have to do anything to protect themselves from the radiation. that's a little bit of good news. there's been a new round of apparent sectarian violence in iraq this morning. the wave of attacks has left at least 14 dead and more than 70 wounded. the first attack targeted a group of day laborers in baghdad and minutes later a car bomb exploded nearby. some 170 people have been killed since the beginning of the year, and escalating violence since u.s. troops left the country on december 18th. a stunning end to the trial of the marine who took his men on a shooting rampage in hadithah, iraq, in 2005, killing 24 people. sergeant frank wuterich will be sentenced today. he cut a deal yesterday that could send him to jail for only three months. he'll also be demoted to private. the government had charged him and seven other marines for manslaughter but failed to get
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one conviction. two more bodies have been pulled from the grounded cruise ship off italy. so far 15 bodies have been found. 17 are still missing. yesterday the italian coast guard released new video of the rock that ripped a hole in the ship's hull. you can see what appears to be a massive piece of scrunched up metal. meanwhile officials can begin pumping fuel from the ship as early as today. an oil slick was spotted by helicopters yesterday. clean-up is under way in parts of the south this morning as well after deadly tornadoes roared through the area killing at least two people and injuring more than 100. at least 200 homes were destroyed. alabama's governor has declared a state of emergency. cbs's mark strassmann has the latest. >> reporter: this is your bedroom. wow. she was startled awake at 4:00 a.m. by the sound of 150-mile-per-hour winds. when you look at your son's room now, it's amazing, isn't it?
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>> i can't believe he was sleeping in that bed just minutes before this happened. he was in that bed. >> reporter: and this is the bathtub where she and her husband darted for cover with their 2-year-old son mitchell. >> we got in the tub, he got on top of us, and we just prayed our way three it. we just prayed our way through it. it's like the only thing in the house still standing is that bathroom. >> what were you doing? >> just praying. we just laid down in the bathtub and started praying. >> the only thing i could think of is i couldn't hold on to them strong enough. my grip wasn't tight enough as it kept feeling like i was losing them. the grip loosened every time i squeezed. that's the only thing i could think about was holding tight. >> reporter: the storm went through the subdivision in clay and left a swath of ruin half a mile wide. the national weather service teams called it an ef-3 tornado, severe storm. >> once we thought it was over, when my husband got up and tried to walk through the house and i heard him yell out, thank you, jesus. i asked him was everything okay.
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he was like, no. he was like, the house is gone, but he was like, we're okay. >> reporter: roy is a birmingham firefighter, but his training paid off. they had no crawl or basement and he knew his family's best chance was in that tub. mark strassmann, cbs news, clay, alabama. illinois senator mark kirk is still in intensive care after suffering a stroke this weekend. doctors say they removed a big piece of his skull to relieve the swelling on his brain. the 52-year-old republican could lose use of his left arm and have facial paralysis, but eventually he will return to work. in 2010 kirk won the seat that was once held by barack obama. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, a big celebration and a big snub as the boston bruins visit the white house. it looks like he wants some gas. how's it going, gentlemen? what's up, man? m,
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pain, firmness, swelling, bumps, or risk of infection. ask your doctor about juvéderm® xc. here's a look at the wh in some cities around the country. new york is going to be breezy, 52. miami, sunny, 80 degrees. chicago, partly cloudy, 32. it's going to be rainfally in dallas, but 62 there. l.a. is going to be sunny, but 70 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows a thick band of clouds stretching. another system runs the length of the country from the southwest to canada. storms are lurking off the coast of the pacific northwest and it's clear over the nation's heartland. in sports a big day for hockey.
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the boston bruins went to the white house, but their mvp goalie did not show up. president obama honored the team yesterday for winning their first stanley cup in 39 years last year, but tim thomas, who was named the league's best goalie protested the visit. he said on his facebook page quote, today i exercised my right as a free citizen and did not visit the white house. it's not about politics or a party because in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. this is about a choice i had to make as an individual. a look at massachusetts senator john kerry right now. look at that. he was at the white house for the boston bruins. his eyes are black and blue, his nose is broken. one of the aides said he got injured playing hockey. well, in basketball a dramatic finish in new orleans. with less than two seconds on the clock, tim duncan hits the pressure shot to put the spurs
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over by two over the hornets. he finished with a season-high 28 points. carl landry has a chance to win it at the buzzer, but he tosses an air ball and finishes up, 104-102. in college hoops the aggies tried to grind it out against kansas. they had the lead but not for long. the jayhawks used a big surge to pull ahead in the second half. they take down a&m to take them down. in tennis, a big upset at the australian open. top-ranked caroline wozniak lost to defending champ kim clijsters, 6-3, 7-6. wozniak will now lose her number one ranking. clijsters advances to the semifinals. >> when we return, a senator has a run-in with tsa screeners. and an alaskan man lives to tell us about his free testimony frightening attack about a moose gone wild.
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may have acted out of rage. san francisco's newly elected sheriff could be in more trouble. the new accuser stepping forward.. and her damaging claims against him. and canine cops on campus. the controversial measure.. up for vote today... for some bay area schools. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30. a bay area college student... shot and killed in front of his
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here's a look at the weather cities around the here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny, 5 a 5, atlanta, mostly sunny, 66, detroit, partly cloudy, 34, denver, cloudy, 35, and seattle, rainy, 43. a campaign for a congressional seat in arkansas has gotten ugly. a warning now. the image that you are about to see is very graphic. someone apparently killed this cat and scrawled the word "liberal" on its side. the animal belongs to jacob burris who is the campaign manager for ken aden. he's the only one running for arkansas's third district. senator rand paul sparked a tsa controversy. he went off through the airport and set off an alarm. he said he refused to be patted down and asked to be rescanned.
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paul, who is a big critic of the screening said he was adetained in a small cubicle, but was allowed to board a later flight. paul said he's not looking for any special treatment. >> if you go through or your 10-year-old daughter goes through and the light goes off and you thinking it's an error and you don't want your 10-year-old daughter to be patted down, i think she ought to get to walk back through there. >> the tsa defends their actions by saying, quote, passengers who refuse the complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area, in order to assure the safety of others traveling. finallily an alaskan man was able to avoid an attack by a large moose atake thanks to his wife. they were walking their dogs friday and a moose charged and began stomping on him. his wife was able to fight off the moose with a shovel. >> the moose kept -- he trampled on me with his front hooves.
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then he'd back off, and i was hoping, you know, it would leave. >> slowly he turned, and when he turned, i really hit him with everything i had, and the dog was then just practically climbing up his legs biting him, you know, and the moose got going and he chased him clear up the road and out of sight. >> he's expected to make a full recovery. you're watching the "cbs morning news." there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go... it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. no problem. man: do your simple return with the turbo tax federal free edition, and now get our free one-on-one expert tax advice live by phone or chat. get the federal free edition at wait a second... with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly,
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arizona representative gabrielle giffords returns to washington today. she announced she will resign from her congress seat to focus on her recovery from a gunshot wound last year. yesterday she met for one last time with constituents and took care of some unfinished business. john blackstone reports. >> reporter: gabrielle giffords& arrived at her tucson office to finish her meeting with her constituents that was so violently killed more than a
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year ago. a year ago suzie heilmann waited to shake hands. that finally happened. >> i got my handshake. i got to tell her how the government could work better for me, by having more people like her. >> reporter: heilmann was wounded in the leg, and her 9-year-old neighbor christina taylor-green was killed in the shooting. >> what i saw this morning was the bravest thing that i've ever seen anybody to do, to put herself aside for the good of her constituents. it makes you cy. >> reporter: phil badger who wrestled the gunman down in spite of a head wound, came with a blue bracen't bearing giffords ads name. he wore it every day. >> why do you think she's decided not to continue? >> i think it's just like myself. when you come that close to death, your priorities change. >> i don't remember much from that horrible day. >> reporter: giffords announced her decision to step down in a brief video. monday she visited a family
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assistance senn ner named in her honor. she walks slowly, speaks haltingly, and her friend congresswoman debby wasser man schultz says giffords has trouble putting thoughts into complex word. >> you just have to have some patience and you have to make sure that you give her the time to find the words. >> reporter: a special election will be held to fill giffords' asset, her husband mark kelly says he does not want to run. one of her last acts as congresswoman will be to attend the state of the union address. in other news, a violinist is the star of a viral video. he had a classy response when a cell phone ring tone rudely interrupted his performance. ♪
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>> the performance happened six months ago, but was only recently posted on the internet, however, some suspect the video is a publicity stunt for the nokia mobile phone company. coming up on your local news after cbs news this morning, the interview with coach penn state joe paterno as they recall their fare's legacy. plus, a look at final batch of secret tapes of john f. kennedy being released today. and the announcement of this year's academy award nominations. that's your "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching, everybody. i'm betty nguyen. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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